Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Breaking Dawn Photos

Okay, so I can't really point, but on the lefthand side under my Twitter updates are the photos from the party yesterday. They're on Flickr, so just click on the photos to make them bigger. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Boo, the party's over....

The party is over, and I'm exhausted! But it was completely worth all the hard work, the stressing out (I even broke out in hives for this one--yikes), and begging I had to do. The girls from The Bella Cullen Project were super sweet and played great. They even did an encore! Definitely not something you see everyday at the library :)

Ally, Chandler, and Tori all signed autographs, sold cd's, and chatted with all the VERY excited teens that came. I felt bad that I had to finally kick everyone out, but I was ready to come home and crash! Don't hold it against me please--I was weak with hunger.

So thanks to everyone who came (75 at last count!), thanks to the band, thanks to the band's moms for helping out, thanks to my volunteers who helped out, and thanks to all my co-workers that helped me bake a ton of cookies. Oh, and thanks to a very kind librarian for lending me a check so that I could buy a couple of CDs for the library and me (Apparently stopping at the ATM was not on my party "to do" list--oops. I will pay her back though!).

Also, I'll make sure and post a link to the pictures once I figure out how to get them off the camera. I was not the official picture taker, so I'm not sure how many are even on there. We'll all just have to wait and see! Now off to read....and then sleep.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Next up is....

Generation Dead by Daniel Waters was good to the end...very abrupt though, so this one better have a sequel in the works!!! I need more :) Now I'm moving onto Maximum Ride. We'll see how I like this one. I better like it, Alice, since you talked me into it!

Also, I have a huge confession. I'm addicted to blogging. Seriously addicted. I like to blog, I like to read blogs, I like to add things to my blogs. Yes, notice I saids BLOGS plural meaning that I have more out there. You're just not able to find them. Or maybe you're not looking. Don't look, they're old and rambling....I have had at least four other blogs before this one. And I currently write two.

I am sad. Meaning, I am that sad person who sits in front of the computer who can't stop Twittering and tending to her garden on Facebook. Seriously, is there help for this kind of thing? I often wonder how my husband can play Xbox 360 for 14 hours straight (even I burn out after a few hours).

But maybe I should be worrying more about the fact that I spend so much time on MySpace, Facebook (2 accounts), Twitter, Blogger (2 blogs), email (1 work, at least 4 personal ones), IM, etc. All of which is made worse by my new iPhone. The evil thing gives me access to everything!! ALL THE TIME, EVERYWHERE. Es muy peligroso!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Busy, busy, busy....

Okay, I'm not neglecting my blog (yes, I am)...I'm just in panic-mode right now. My Breaking Dawn Party is next week. July 29 @ 4:30pm, Irving's Central Library, featuring The Bella Cullen Project. They'll be selling Cd's and signing autographs too.

Moving on....I just finished reading The Day I Killed James by Catherine Ryan Hyde. And okay, I knew from the title it would be depressing, but boy was it. Yuck. Don't get me wrong, it's a good book. I just didn't need the doom and gloom it provided. It's got a very good message about suicide and the power of our actions & thoughts. Very deep. Too bad I was looking for fun and shallow.

So, I started reading Generation Dead by Daniel Waters. I was like okay, zombies. Is this going to be any good? And I can't put it down! The idea is fascinating. A phenomena is occurring across the US. Teens are dying, and then waking up again. However, since they've officially died, they have no rights and it's not illegal to kill a zombie. It's got a little bit of everything in it so far...romance, political issues, racism (actually, bioism), and high school tension.

I haven't finished it yet, but so far it's very moving and powerful. Can a live girl fall in love with a zombie? Or will someone kill them both before it's too late? Even I haven't found out yet...I'll let you know how it ends.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Vampire Cupcakes

These are soooo cute! I can't make them for my Breaking Dawn Party (me, with my messed up oven, and 100 cupcakes--yeah right), but I thought I'd share them. Vampire Cupcakes Recipe

Monday, July 14, 2008

Twilight Movie Posters

I may hyperventilate....Summit Entertainment just called ME. They're putting out a little movie called Twilight in December. A few of you may have heard about it. Anyways, they're sending me mini Twilight movie posters for my Breaking Dawn Party (July 29 @ 4:30pm, featuring a special performance by The Bella Cullen Project--shameless plug). I sounded so calm on the phone, but I'll be honest--inside I was freaking out and jumping up & down. Apparently, Summit Entertainment saw the article on the band, so she contacted the band and they told them all the libraries they are playing at. I'm not sure how many they're sending, but you might just be lucky enough to get one. I know exactly where mine is going.

Bliss by Lauren Myracle

YAY!! I just received an ARC (advance reading copy for the non-librarian geeks in here) of Lauren Myracle's new book Bliss. I just was trying to get my hands on this one. Is she psychic? I'm beginning to wonder... Here is a review written on it already until I can finish. It sounds good!! :)

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


I may diss MTV a lot because they play more crappy reality tv than music videos the last time I checked, but they're giving my girls from The Bella Cullen Project a major nod. So I'll lay off them for the moment. Check out the article on MTV's site here with some great videos. Even better it was filmed at my hometown's library! The very one I went to when I was beyond little. YAY!!! Sadly, I had to miss it....I was working at my library instead :( But I'm definitely thinking it would be very cool to see one of their songs playing over the Twilight movie.

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist - The Movie

Okay, this must be my favorite year! The City of Ember is being made into a movie, Twilight's coming out in December, and now Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist is too!! The only thing that makes this even better is that Michael Cera is playing one of the leads. Oh yes, that's might recognize him from a little movie called Juno, but I watched him long before in the tv series "Arrested Development." Seriously, if you've never watched this show, rent it now. I died laughing time and time again. And Cera's character, George Michael is too, too funny. Love him. Anyways, here's a sneak peek at the movie poster thanks to MTV (eck, but we'll try to ignore that part).

Sunday, July 6, 2008

airhead by meg cabot

Okay, so I finished Airhead by Meg Cabot the other day....within hours of starting it. If only work hadn't gotten in the way, I would have been done sooner!

Anyways, Emerson Watts is the girl no one sees. She's a tomboy all the way and she's in love with her best friend who doesn't seem to realize she's a girl. But all that changes when her mom forces her to take her younger sister to the grand opening of the Stark Megastore to see Gabriel Luna (insert Em gagging here).

Through a weird twist of fate and some other things I'm not going to ruin for you, Em ends up trapped in the body of the world's most popular teenage supermodel, Nikki Howard. The exact opposite of everything Em believes in and stands for. And though most girls would kill to be in Em's place, all she wants is to be in her own body again and to get her best friend to fall in love with her.

This book is a weird twist for Meg Cabot. Don't get me wrong--it's still got the romance and everything--but man, you won't see this one coming! It's one you'll really have to try and wrap your head around (heehee--that would be much funnier if you've read the book). Also, it's a fast read that will leave you wanting more, which is exactly what you'll the sequel ;-)

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Unbelievable by Sara Shepard

I just finished reading the final book in the Pretty Little Liars series by Sara Shepard. Unbelievable was just more of the same really. I really think that the series could have been condensed and not so dragged out. When the climax of the story finally hit, it was over instantaneously and then ended rather abruptly. It's one of those books I wasn't sure why I was reading because it aggravated me so much, but at the same time I HAD to know who A was. I even cheated and flipped to the back to look because I was getting so impatient. It also had lots of my number one pet peeves--pop culture references. I know they make teen books seem edgy and trendy, but they also date them really quickly if not done right. There was once reference to supermodel, Petra Nemcova's tsunami tragedy that I found flat out offensive. Am I being too sensitive? Or am I just getting too old to read teen books? (I hope not!)

But now I've moved onto Meg Cabot's Airhead, which so far has me perplexed and intrigued. I can't wait to read more....

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Front Page!

The Bella Cullen Project is featured on today's front page of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram! Check out the article here.